New York Yankees
Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 7:10pm EDT
Boston Red Sox
The New York Yankees are beginning to wake up and they have a huge opportunity this weekend to gain ground on the first place Boston Red Sox. The Yankees and Red Sox play the first game of a four game set on Thursday in Boston. The Yankees are 50-44 while the Red Sox are 58-38. Jordan Montgomery (3-5) gets the start for the Yankees while Tanner Houck (0-2) takes the hill for the Red Sox.
Yankees win thrillerThe Yankees are playing some good baseball right now. They have won 4 straight games and are 50-44, 7 games behind the first place Red Sox. The Bronx Bombers are coming off a thrilling 6-5 extra innings win over the Phillies on Wednesday as Ryan LaMarre hit a walk off RBI single in the bottom of the 10th to win it. Brooks Kriske got the win in relief. Roughned Odor and Gleyber Torres hit home runs.
RYAN LAMARRE WALK-OFF FOR WIN #50 pic.twitter.com/sQ3k4b7Yso— Talkin' Yanks (@TalkinYanks) July 22, 2021
The Yankees start Jordan Montgomery on Thursday. The lefthander is 3-5 on the season with a 4.18 ERA. In his last outing, Montgomery lost to the Red Sox 4-0. Montgomery pitched fairly well, allowing 3 runs on 3 hits in 6 innings with 4 strikeouts. Overall, the Yankees rank 11th in team ERA and 5th in team WHIP.
Sox blast 5 homers in winThe Boston Red Sox have remained in first place in the AL East for most of the season. They are currently 58-38 and hold a one game lead over the Tampa Bay Rays. The Sox have won 2 straight, including a 7-4 win over the Blue Jays. Garrett Richards gave up 3 home runs bit managed to get the win for the Sox. The Red Sox hit 5 home runs including homers by Rafael Devers, Kike Hernandez, JD Martinez, Hunter Renfroe, and Michael Chavis.
The Boston Red Sox go with Tanner Houck on Thursday in the series opener. Houck is 0-2 on the year in 2 starts with a 3.38 ERA. Houck's last appearance was in relief, as he pitched 3 innings of scoreless relief against the Yankees last Friday, getting the save. The Red Sox rank 13th in team ERA and 11th in team WHIP.
Stats & Trends
- Yankees are 8-3 in their last 11 overall.
- Yankees are 8-3 in their last 11 games on grass.
- Yankees are 8-3 in their last 11 vs. a team with a winning record.
- Red Sox are 22-45 in their last 67 home games vs. a team with a winning record.